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Pattnaik, Binay

Binay Kumar Pattnaik Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Binay Kumar Pattnaik is Professor of Sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and former Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India. He has contributed handsomely to the areas of sociology of science and technology, social movements, and development studies. More particularly, he has contributed to the studies on technology transfer and R&D in the Indian industry, scientific productivity, effects of globalization and liberalization on science and technology regimes in developing countries, science technology and social stratification, etc. His recent contributions include papers in People’s Science Movement in India, Appropriate Technology Movement in India (journal titled Sociology of Science and Technology), and ICT Revolution in India (Polish Sociological Review). His latest contribution pertaining to sustainable technologies from the developing societies based on grassroots-level innovations featured in the Technology in Society (2014). In addition to a good number of papers/articles, he has contributed nine books (both written and edited, including guestedited volumes of international journals) of which the latest one is entitled Sociology of Science and Technology in India (2013, SAGE).